I’m Ariana. I spend my days taking care of my plants, cooking new recipes, and cuddling with my pug, Mazie. Oh yeah, I also have a pretty important job: managing my blood sugar every single day.
I’m a type 1 diabetic.
Over the past 16 years, I’ve become a lot more open about my chronic illness. When I was younger, I hated anyone knowing about my disease. I was embarrassed to tell people, I never wanted to share it online, and I felt self-conscious about what I had to deal with.
I never liked sharing something so personal with the fear that others may not understand or accept a complicated disease that I deal with every day. While having diabetes doesn’t define who I am, it is something that makes me a little more me, which is why I’m here to embrace it on the internet!
My goal here is to share knowledge, inspire growth, keep myself accountable for my diabetes, and most importantly unite those of us who have one more unique characteristic about ourselves.
Without further ado, welcome to my fresh take on living with type 1 diabetes: Cup of Oj 🍊